11 Oct 2012

Kiribati's President re-affirms his push to re-admit Fiji to Forum

8:11 pm on 11 October 2012

The President of Kiribati Anote Tong has reaffirmed his stand that Fiji be re-admitted to the Pacific Islands Forum.

The Fiji Sun reports that Mr Tong made the call at a forum organised by the University of the South Pacific in Suva.

Fiji was suspended in 2009 after it reneged on a promise to hold the first elections after the 2006 military coup.

Mr Tong says small island states and other countries should get together and rally for Fiji's return.